This week’s News from Liverpool Cathedral – a Place of Encounter
Catch up on the latest news from Liverpool Cathedral for Sunday, 17 January 2021.
Welcome from Dean Sue
Welcome to Liverpool Cathedral e-news. Well it is all changed again as we move the Cathedral worship online in order to keep people safe. I thanked God when I heard that places of worship could remain open when the current restrictions were announced at the end of December. Little did I know that we would end up making the decision to close. It was a hard decision as I for one see the value in worship for people’s spiritual and mental health, but we began to feel that to keep people safe we needed to close. We will keep reviewing this so watch this space.
You can continue to worship with us from your home as we will live-stream all services Monday to Saturday and Sunday morning we will have the usual pre-recorded service. Weekday services can be found on Liverpool Cathedral Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolCathedral), and Sunday’s service can be found through our Cathedral YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/LiverpoolCathedral).
As we continue to travel this ever changing landscape we are reminded in this Epiphany season that Christ is with us and that he walks in the darkness with us. But Christ also offers us hope in this season as his Glory is revealed to us. A hope that comes to its climax in the death and resurrection of Jesus.
So live in hope that light will come from the darkness and above all live in hope that as we walk with Christ we will see God’s Glory.
Our beginning and our end:
Bring us with the whole creation
To your glory, hidden through past ages
And made known
In Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen
Coffee & Chat Zoom Call
In addition to the pre-recorded service on Sunday mornings at 10:30, we are excited to announce a time for a brew over Zoom for fellowship and conversation after the service. All are welcome to join! If you would like the Zoom details, please email Canon Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service to Mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
On Sunday 24 January at 3pm the Metropolitan Cathedral and Liverpool Anglican Cathedral will be worshipping together in a pre-recorded service.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on Monday 18 January and the theme for the week is Abiding in Christ. Our guest preacher will be Revd Canon Professor Leslie Francis, Canon Theologian at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.
I hope you can join us for this time of prayer as we pray for Christian Unity and as we pray for our Christian diversity in our unity. Please go to either of the Cathedrals YouTube channels or Liverpool Cathedral Facebook page for the service.
Canon Myles’ Retirement
If you would like to contribute to Myles’ retirement gift then please do put your donation in an envelope, mark it “Myles’ Retirement” and pop it into one of the donation boxes.
If you prefer to contribute through internet banking then please contact Jayne Bainbridge on 0151 702 7204 or via email at email@example.com.
Worship with us this week
Join us on-line for Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer/Choral Evensong, broadcast live via our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/LiverpoolCathedral.
Please click on the following link and select which service you wish to follow from the menu under ‘Services’: Liverpool Cathedral.
You can find our pre-recorded Sunday service, along with reflections on the Gospel reading by our Canon Theologian at Prayer for Liverpool: www.prayerforliverpool.org/.
Recommences in January as we continue our journey through Philippians. The evening sessions will move to Mondays 7-8pm, beginning on 18th January. The lunchtime sessions will remain on Thursdays, 1-2pm, beginning on 21st January. Liverpool Cathedralhome/GettingInvolved/Exploring-Faith.
For those who wish to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed and unpressurised way, either as enquirers or for a ‘refresher’, Alpha On-line continues via Zoom this Thursday evening, 7-8.30pm.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
If you would like further information about the work of the Prayer Shawl Ministry Team – or would like to get involved by sponsoring, donating money or yarn or prayerful stitching, please contact Stella Barnes on 07722 165361 or by emailing PrayerShawls@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk.
Prayer requests via our Prayer Wall
You can post prayer requests to us at: www.prayerforliverpool.org/requests
Micah Liverpool Shopping List
Micah’s most needed items at the moment are dry cereal, UHT milk, cooking oil, and toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap). Donations are always welcome throughout the winter months!
Whilst you can’t visit us in person - why not browse our online shop where we are open 24/7 at www.cathedralshop.com.
With Lent fast approaching, our online bookstall has some Lent books available including the Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2021 Lent book at a special offer price. In Living his Story, Hannah Steele uncovers practical ways of sharing the gospel story afresh.
All profits from the shop directly support the ever increasing work of Liverpool Cathedral.